Here you'll find new beta rules for the GUMSHOE system. Most have been emailed in as a result of actual play, or have been suggested by people working on the project. As a result of feedback, rules will be removed, made optional or even included in the core system.
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Pathology (Investigative, Academic)
Used in: Esoterrorists, Unremitting Horror
You are trained in carrying out medical examinations of living human subjects and forming diagnoses based on your findings.
If you have eight or more points in Medic you get Pathology 1 for free.
Here are a few combat rule enhancements to try out.
A chance of missing. A roll of 1 on a Shooting or Scuffling roll is always a miss. If your Shooting or Scuffling rating is 8 or higher, you can roll at one higher difficulty than normal to take aim and overcome this.
Damage enhancement version 1.Before damage is rolled after a Scuffling hit, you can spend Scuffling points to increase damage. This value is added to the damage roll, but can never go above the maximum for the weapon you are using.
Damage enhancement version 2.Before damage is rolled after a Scuffling hit, you can spend Scuffling points to increase damage. This value is added to the damage roll.